9 Beauty Lessons From This Year’s Top Films
Date February 14, 2019
With every award show that airs, from the BAFTAs to the Critics Choice to the Screen Actors Guild and, finally, the Academy Awards, a clearer picture emerges of 2019’s top film contenders. They may not all tap the same titles as nominees, but the result is a rough draft of must-see movies. This year’s crop of favourites are worth the watch not just for their show-stopping performances (see: Glenn Close in The Wife) but some key takeaways in the beauty department, too. Without further ado, here are our nine MVP beauty lessons from 2019’s awards season darlings—the good, the bad and the ugly—plus the products you’ll need to turn inspiration into action.
A Star Is Born
On day four of your hair washing cycle? Side-step a Jackson Maine mop and make hair powder your friend. Sadly, few among us can pull off a head of greasy hair as well as Bradley Cooper.
Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
We should all be so lucky to age like Glenn Close: gracefully, and with the utmost elegance. Close’s Joan Castleman proves there’s no more winning combination than healthy skin and stylishly cropped silver hair.
L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Beautifying Colour Care in "Touch of Silver"
Nicole Kidman in Destroyer is the ultimate inspiration to be generous with the sunscreen. (Kudos to the team of makeup voodoo artists for pulling this transformation off. Because we all know Kidman’s actual face looks like it’s been permanently shielded from sunlight.)
Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30
($76, Rodan + Fields)
Never have we craved copper hair more intensely than watching the stunning horrorfest that is Suspiria‘s 2018 remake. Hair colour of the year? We think so.
Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color in "Intense Red Copper"
If Beale Street Could Talk
Goodbye, photo-finish Insta-makeup; hello, dewy, natural-looking skin. Now, to get our skin looking as luminous as KikI Layne’s.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in "Mali"
Mary, Queen Of Scots
It may work for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, but the rest of us have to remember that a lighter hand goes a long way in the foundation department.
La Roche Posay Rosaliac CC Creme
($34, Shoppers Drug Mart)
Who says makeup is just for women? This critics’ favourite flipped the Hollywood standard by having its female players go relatively makeup-free, while dudes got dolled up in horn-shaped wigs, powdered skin and plenty of rouge. As Nicholas Hoult’s Robert Harley said, “A man must look pretty.”
Tom Ford For Men Bronzing Gel
($62, Holt Renfrew)
The bob, celebrating a century of popularity, is both timeless and timely. Keep it curly for a ‘do reminiscent of the 19th century.
AG Hair Recoil Curl Activator
Glitter: it’s not just for nighttime anymore.
Marc Jacobs See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow